From large-scale, transformational projects to smaller, localized undertakings, infrastructure has the power to 'revitalize, strengthen, and improve the everyday lives of all Canadians,' writes Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi. The Hill Times file photograph
'Since we formed government, I have approved more than 4100 projects across Canada. That’s more than four times as many projects as was approved by the previous Conservative government through their entire last mandate,' writes Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi.
Multi-purpose utility tunnels allow utilities to be relocated into tunnels that are specially designed to host them under the roads, providing protection and easy access to the utilities, and eliminating the need for excavation, writes Amin Hammad.
'In addition to mismanaging infrastructure funds meant for improving provincial and municipal infrastructure, the Liberal government is also mismanaging its own federal infrastructure projects,' writes Conservative MP Michael Chong.
Even on this smaller scale, we need to be asking hard questions about privacy, data ownership and data sovereignty. There needs to be a plan, and it should be a plan built around the public interest rather than private profit.
'For the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and for Nunavut, you’re getting pretty significant GDP gains if we improve that quality of [infrastructure] transportation,' says report co-author Professor Kent Fellows.
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